Oats-Bengalgram (Chana) Dal Laddoos

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Oats-Bengalgram (Chana) Dal Laddoos

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 25 of the above size

Oats when combined with peanuts made delicious laddoos – a recipe I have already put up on this blog. I tried one more combination of oats with roasted Bengalgram/chana dal powder, sugar, pure ghee and cashews. They turned out richly laden in evil ghee, but were yummy. However, if our diet is otherwise balanced and healthy, an occasional indulgence in ghee-rich food can be enjoyed wholeheartedly. I prepared this laddoo on the first day of Navaratri, and with the festival season in the air, it might be a good-to-know recipe for you too. Do give it a try and here it is. Here’s also wishing my readers on the occasion of Dassera !

What you need to have:

1.Oats – 1 cup

2. Bengalgram/chana dal – 1/2 cup

3. Pure ghee – Less than 1/2 cup

4. Sugar – Little more than 1/2 cup

5. Cashews –  A handful

6. Cardamom – 6-8

 Ingredients of Oats-Bengalgram/chana dal laddoos

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a skilllet with oats in it on medium flame and dry roast till you get a pleasant aroma and turn crispy.

Oats being dry roasted

2. Transfer oats to a bowl and in the same skillet dry roast Bengalgram/chana dal till you get a pleasant aroma and till done as shown in the image.

Bengalgram/chana dal being dry roasted

3. Dry roast sugar in a skillet till it turns into crystals (as shown in the image), stirring continuously. Adjust your flame to ensure that sugar crystallizes and does not caramelize/liquify –  so that when powdered and mixed as an ingredient,  laddoos will not turn brittle and will be a little hard.

Sugar being dry roasted

4. On cooling powder oats, Bengalgram/chana dal, cardamom and sugar separately in the mixer and transfer it to a bowl.  Add roasted and  grated cashews, pour required quantity of melted ghee slowly (not all at once) and mix well.

Ghee being added to the powdered laddoo ingredients

5. Mix well and bind into round laddooos.  Serve with tea as a sweet. Store it in airtight containers so the laddoos will remain fresh, especially if pure and fresh ghee is used for the dish.

Ready to serve Oats-Bengalgram dal laddoos

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 25 of the above size

Good to remember:

1. Roast oats on medium flame stirring continuously so that it is not burnt.

2. Roast Bengalgram/chana dal on a low flame but do not burn it.

3. Roast sugar in such a way that it does not liquify/caramalise  but crystalises as shown in the image.

4. Add required quantity of ghee and do not pour at once. Add ghee slowly on mixing.

6 thoughts on “Oats-Bengalgram (Chana) Dal Laddoos

    Raji said:
    October 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Wonderful laddoos…landing in your space after long time…def bookmarked.

    Rashmi said:
    October 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Good 1…..will give it a try soon and let you know – thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Priya said:
    October 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Woww wat a marvellous laddoos, super tempting..

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

      Hi Priya,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. Happy Navarathri to u and ur family.

    Ayodhya Ram said:
    January 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks to google…i found this wonderful site…diss gotcha added advantage of pictorial representation..i surely refer to my friends!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Ayodhya Ram,

      Thanks a lot for your comments and also thanking you for having refer ed to your friends community.

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